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11-26-2012 08:02 PM
Sora
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Originally Posted by Lamps View Post
so avoid the wide board, while a cm here or there is no big deal in length, you should only get a wide board if you need it.
Thanks I will do that I just was just trying to save a couple bucks. Anyone have any recommendations for a board similar to the arcade ul?
11-26-2012 08:00 PM
Sora
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Originally Posted by Wiredsport View Post
Got it. Technically that is just over a US size 9. For the purpose of finding the correct width, only the 27.31 measurement matters (not the associated boot size). The Arcade 158 Wide is 271. cm at the center inserts (waist measurements are not valuable for this purpose). That will leave you essentially no adjustment other than zero degrees for stance angles. If for instance you ride a very common 15/15 or similar you will be well within the confines of the decks edges and I would stronly discourage that.
Thank you for your advice seems I have a lot to learn about this width business. Thats so odd im like a 10.5 to 11 in snowboard boots and a 10.5 in sneakers who would have thought my feet were a size 9. Thank you for your time guess I have to find a comprable all mountain board.
11-26-2012 07:57 PM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by Wiredsport View Post
Got it. Technically that is just over a US size 9. For the purpose of finding the correct width, only the 27.31 measurement matters (not the associated boot size). The Arcade 158 Wide is 271. cm at the center inserts (waist measurements are not valuable for this purpose). That will leave you essentially no adjustment other than zero degrees for stance angles. If for instance you ride a very common 15/15 or similar you will be well within the confines of the decks edges and I would stronly discourage that.
so avoid the wide board, while a cm here or there is no big deal in length, you should only get a wide board if you need it.
11-26-2012 07:48 PM
Wiredsport
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Originally Posted by Sora View Post
Done it came out to 27.31 cm
Got it. Technically that is just over a US size 9. For the purpose of finding the correct width, only the 27.31 measurement matters (not the associated boot size). The Arcade 158 Wide is 271. cm at the center inserts (waist measurements are not valuable for this purpose). That will leave you essentially no adjustment other than zero degrees for stance angles. If for instance you ride a very common 15/15 or similar you will be well within the confines of the decks edges and I would stronly discourage that.
11-26-2012 07:29 PM
Sora
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Originally Posted by Wiredsport View Post
+1cm is the most common increase in width from a normal to a wide model.

Please measure your foot using this method:

Kick your heel (barefoot please, no socks) back against a wall. Mark the floor exactly at the tip of your toe (the one that sticks out furthest - which toe this is will vary by rider). Measure from the mark on the floor to the wall. That is your foot length and is the only measurement that you will want to use. Measure in centimeters if possible, but if not, take inches and multiply by 2.54 (example: an 11.25 inch foot x 2.54 = 28.57 centimeters).

Done it came out to 27.31 cm
11-26-2012 07:19 PM
Wiredsport
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Originally Posted by Sora View Post
Ok. Quick question looks like I got jerked on my order and it was cancelled due to them selling more than they had in stock. So its back to the drawing board I need to know if a 158 wide would be ok in anyones opinion. The skirt width on the wide is less than a centimeter wider. 160=25.2 vs 158w=26 cm. Will there be any difference in the carving or riding ability. Is there a loss in sharpness in turning?
+1cm is the most common increase in width from a normal to a wide model.

Please measure your foot using this method:

Kick your heel (barefoot please, no socks) back against a wall. Mark the floor exactly at the tip of your toe (the one that sticks out furthest - which toe this is will vary by rider). Measure from the mark on the floor to the wall. That is your foot length and is the only measurement that you will want to use. Measure in centimeters if possible, but if not, take inches and multiply by 2.54 (example: an 11.25 inch foot x 2.54 = 28.57 centimeters).
11-26-2012 07:10 PM
Sora Ok. Quick question looks like I got jerked on my order and it was cancelled due to them selling more than they had in stock. So its back to the drawing board I need to know if a 158 wide would be ok in anyones opinion. The skirt width on the wide is less than a centimeter wider. 160=25.2 vs 158w=26 cm. Will there be any difference in the carving or riding ability. Is there a loss in sharpness in turning?
11-26-2012 10:29 AM
Sora Thank you for your response, I like to go off mountain riding, shooting through the trees ocassionally. I would like to learn some jumping and just get better at carving the groomed trails up and getting faster on the board. And getting better on slush. It seems that everybody seems to have an opinion on whats to large so that was my main concern. People seem to think 160 is a boat. So I was worried about getting the 157 instead.
11-26-2012 10:12 AM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by Sora View Post
Hey all, this is my first post to this website. I started snowboarding last season and decided that this season I would do a seasonal rental and brush up my skills before I stepped up to a new board. But unfortunately cyber monday got me and I wound up buying a ride arcade ul 160. I couldnt pass up the deal, but now im worried that the board may be to large for me. Im 5'11 190 lbs and a size 10.5 boot. I plan to board on and off piste and I doubt much powder seeeing as I board mostly in the northeast. Id like to work on jumping and a little park here and there. So any advice you can throw at me would be greatly appreciated. Should I return this board for a 157 of another brand of board?
I bet that as a beginner to intermediate rider you would have trouble in a blind test of 157, 159, and 161 to even feel the difference.

I'm 5'11" , 190 and have a 159 cambered board and a 163 rockered board, ride here in Ontario. A guy I know in a shop weighs the same and rides a 157. Enjoy your cyber monday deal, the whole board length thing is over rated, and you'll have a great time.
11-26-2012 09:52 AM
Wiredsport Thanks for that comment. I hope we have done our part in getting rid of the "size by height" mentality. That sizing method put a lot of riders out on hard to use gear. Rider height is not a factor in board sizing.
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